Aaron van Erp 1978

Lives in Paraguay. Works in Paraguay.
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Livingstone gallery

Aaron van Erp (Veghel, 1978) lives in Paraguay, where a German sense of reality (dating back to the 1940’s) lives parallel to a new sense of self and an upcoming South-American awareness. Documenting memory, visualizing thoughts, is Van Erp’s permanent quest. In his solo exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in 2008 he was still depicting mental institutions where people dressed up as Napoleon were easily identified as delusional. Now, ten years later, in a society with fake news and alternative truths these lines have blurred. This might explain Van Erp’s obsessive interest in contemporary philosophers. Maybe they can set us straight? In a series of paintings where he brings these philosophers together, depicting them in banal situations like at the ping-pong table, in a wheelchair or with a laptop on fire, he probably already answered that question.

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AARON VAN ERP 1978, Veghel, The Netherlands Lives and works in Paraguay 1996-2001 St Joost School of Art and Design, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL 2018 Artist-in-residence Livingstone Projects, Berlin AWARDS- NOMINATIONS – GRANTS 2017 Berlin Prize, Livingstone Projects Berlin, nomination 2004 Wim Izak Prize, nomination Royal Award for Modern Painting, nomination Netherlands Foundation for Visual Art (Fonds BKVB), grant 2002 Buning Brongers Prize, award SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection) 2019 Aaron Van Erp, Drawing from the Hip, Livingstone gallery, The Hague, NL 2015 Aaron Van Erp: Azuurblauwe zeeën, hondsdolle chimpansees en tomatensoep, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, BE 2012 Aaron Van Erp, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, BE Aaron van Erp, Gasunie Groningen, Groningen, NL 2010 Armando in confrontatie met Aaron van Erp, Armando Museum, Amersfoort, NL Kunstagenten Gallery, Berlin, DE Aaron van Erp, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, SA Aaron van Erp, Hoet Bekeart Gallery, Ghent, BE 2009 Aaron van Erp, C-Space, Beijing, CH 2008 Aaron van Erp, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, USA Aaron van Erp – Malerei, Stadtmuseum Gütersloh, Gütersloh, DE Aaron van Erp, IBID Projects, London, UK Aaron van Erp, Museum Der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, DE 2007 Aaron van Erp, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL Aaron van Erp – tekeningen, Museum ‘t Kruithuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL 2005 Nederlandse Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL 2004 Galerie de Praktijk, Amsterdam, NL Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL 2003 Witgoed, sanitair en opgeknoopte paarden, Kasteel Geldrop, Geldrop, NL GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection) 2018 Always Trust The Artist, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, BE Art Rotterdam, Livingstone gallery, The Hague, NL 2017 Painting Now, six international painters, Livingstone gallery, The Hague, NL 2016 Tomorrow is a long time, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, BE 2015 Johan Buning, de prijswinnaars 1966-2014, Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen, NL 2014 Beauty of Violence, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam Aaron Van Erp, Stefan à Wengen, Matijs van de Kerkhof, Maria Smits, Galerie Wilms, Venlo, NL 2013 Grafisch atelier Daglicht, Eindhoven, NL Middle Gate Geel ’13, Cultuurcentrum de Werft, Geel, BE 2012 Being Here, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, BE Point de Vue, Aaron van Erp, Gasunie Groningen, Groningen, NL Het Gebouw, MOA/ Museum Oud Amelisweerd, Bunnik, NL 2011 Kraftwerk Depot, Museum MARTHA Herford, Herford, DE Brabant nu, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, NL E´ven Schilderijen, De fabriek, Eindhoven, NL ACB Gallery, Budapest, HU Ars Apocalipsis, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh, Gütersloh, DE What’s up, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, NL 2009 Hellwach Gegenwartig, Museum MARTHA Herford, Herford, NL De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond Stressed Spaces, KW14, ’s-Hertogenbosch Quantumvis, De Servicegarage/RC Ruimte, Amsterdam, NL The Knokke Biennale, Knokke het Zoute, BE 2007 Strange Brew, Max Lang Gallery, New York, USA Hoet Bekaert gallery, Open/Aperto, Ghent/Turin, BE/ IT 2006 Sieben auf einen Streich, Museum MARTHA, Herford, DE 2005 Art Rotterdam 'That Seventies Show' (Livingstone Gallery & Galerie Willy Schoots) Livingstone gallery, The Hague, NL Horst Dietrich Galerie, Berlin, DE Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven, NL 2004 Start a New Art World, Artis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL Royal Award for Modern Painting, Royal Palace, Amsterdam, NL Something Rotten, Loerakker Galerie, Amsterdam, NL 2003 Buning Bronger Prize, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, NL Wim Izaks Prize, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, DE